In February of last year, a buddy of mine and I decided to take our wives to the NASCAR race in March. Now my buddy, Ed, hates spending money on anything, so I left him up to booking the room, as long as it was on the strip. I figured I would be spending about $100/nt, and staying somewhere like TI, or maybe Excalibur. I couldn't have been more wrong. Ed called me about a day after we had put these plans in motion, and told me he had great news. He said he found us a hotel and it was only $160. I was thinking per night, but he told me that was the total per room....for 4 nights. I asked him what the catch was, and he dropped this bomb on me: it's Hooters. Now, fortunately for me, my wife took it in stride because I had already booked a package in May at a suite in Bellagio, and had a few spa treatments scheduled for her that trip. We arrived on Thursday afternoon after driving from Sacramento, CA, about 9 hours, and had no problems checking in. I wanted to shower, so when we got to our room that was the first thing I did, or attempted to do. As soon as I turned the water on, the faucet fell out of the wall. Went downstairs to the desk, and the manager was very apologetic, moved us to a new room, and waived the resort fee for us. Everything in the new room worked as expected. I believe that given the price we paid, I received exactly what I expected. The service was adequate in the restaurant and their tables have terrible odds, but for $40/nt, I cant complain. I guess my point is, Hooters isn't some place to be avoided at all costs, it should be embraced for what it is. Pretty much everyone I saw checking in had more ice chests than luggage, and sure the decor and theme is tacky, but for everyone looking for a cheap place just to crash, I recommend Hooters. Going to Vegas with a buddy just to drink/gamble....Hooters. Want to stay on-strip, but cant afford to stay at one of the big resorts...Hooters. Fast Forward to this year. Same trip. I told my buddy that I would book my own room this time, and have a Diamond Suite reserved at Monte Carlo. I wish I was only paying $160 for the room, but I expect to have a much nicer experience this time.